Mail.com: Patrick Leahy https://www.mail.com/people/17284-patrick-leahy.html Mail.com - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Mail.com: Patrick Leahy https://s.uicdn.com/mailint/8.812.0/assets/mailcom_logo_rss.png https://www.mail.com/people/17284-patrick-leahy.html Senators warn of fiscal fallout after Erdogan visit violence https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5214376-senators-warn-fiscal-fallout-erdogan-visit-violenc.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The senators who oversee the U.S. foreign aid budget have warned the Turkish government there could be fiscal repercussions if Ankara fails to punish the bodyguards responsible for a violent incident in Washington. In a letter to the Turkish ambassador to the United States, Sens. Lindsey Graham and Patrick Leahy say there could be "poten... Mon, 22 May 2017 17:11:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5214376-senators-warn-fiscal-fallout-erdogan-visit-violenc.html 2017-05-22T17:11:00Z Dems Praise Mueller Pick as Independent Counsel https://www.mail.com/news/world/5204140-dems-praise-mueller-pick-independent-counsel.html Senate Democrats appear unanimous in applauding the selection of former FBI chief Robert Mueller as an independent counsel to probe Russian meddling in... Thu, 18 May 2017 16:49:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5204140-dems-praise-mueller-pick-independent-counsel.html 2017-05-18T16:49:00Z Pushing for victories, Trump shows disconnect with House GOP https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5157018-pushing-victories-trump-disconnect-with-house-gop.html WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump could be on the verge of marking two significant legislative accomplishments at the start of his presidency. Yet he's displayed a curious disconnect with Republicans on Capitol Hill, raising questions about how deeply he is delving into the specifics of legislative sausage-making. In interviews and Tweets, Trump ha... Mon, 01 May 2017 23:18:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5157018-pushing-victories-trump-disconnect-with-house-gop.html 2017-05-01T23:18:00Z The Latest: McConnell stops short of pledging rule change https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5086782-latest-mcconnell-stops-short-pledging-rule-change.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Democrats' planned filibuster of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is a "new low" but stopped short of saying he will change Senate rules to confirm him. M... Mon, 03 Apr 2017 20:46:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5086782-latest-mcconnell-stops-short-pledging-rule-change.html 2017-04-03T20:46:00Z How Senate Dems have said they will vote on court pick https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5085982-senate-dems-they-will-vote-court-pick.html Senate Democrats have enough votes to block Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch with a filibuster, setting up a showdown with Republicans who plan to change Senate rules to confirm President Donald Trump's pick. The crucial 41st vote came from Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware who announced his decision Monday. Coons' opposition will prevent Republic... Mon, 03 Apr 2017 17:40:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5085982-senate-dems-they-will-vote-court-pick.html 2017-04-03T17:40:00Z Senators urge USA Hockey to end dispute with women's team https://www.mail.com/sports/hockey/5068704-senators-urge-usa-hockey-to-dispute-with-womens-te.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressure is mounting on USA Hockey in its wage dispute with the women's national team. On Monday, 16 U.S. senators wrote a letter to executive director Dave Ogrean, urging him to resolve the matter. The message came four days before the start of the women's world championship, which players threatened to boycott if significant progress was not made toward a... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 01:11:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/hockey/5068704-senators-urge-usa-hockey-to-dispute-with-womens-te.html 2017-03-28T01:11:00Z Dems force 1-week delay on panel vote on Supreme Court pick https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5068004-dems-force-1-week-delay-panel-vote-supreme-court-p.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Monday forced a one-week delay in a committee vote on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, who remains on track for confirmation with solid Republican backing. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, announced that, as expected, Democrats have requested a postponement. The committe... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 22:54:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5068004-dems-force-1-week-delay-panel-vote-supreme-court-p.html 2017-03-27T22:54:00Z Gorsuch to Democrats: No return to 'horse and buggy' era https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5055426-gorsuch-to-democrats-return-to-horse-buggy-era.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Assured of support from majority Republicans, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch wrapped up two days of Senate questioning Wednesday to glowing GOP reviews but complaints from frustrated Democrats that he concealed his views from the American public. Gorsuch, a federal appeals court judge in Denver, refused repeated attempts to get him t... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:03:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5055426-gorsuch-to-democrats-return-to-horse-buggy-era.html 2017-03-23T00:03:00Z No promises and no one above law, Supreme Court pick says https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5052650-promises-law-supreme-court-pick.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch declared Tuesday he's made no promises to Donald Trump or anyone else about how he'll vote on abortion or other issues and testified he'll have no trouble as a justice holding anyone accountable, including the president who picked him. Gorsuch also called Trump's attacks on federal judges "disheartening... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:17:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5052650-promises-law-supreme-court-pick.html 2017-03-22T00:17:00Z The Latest: Gorsuch says Trump disappointed he lost Colorado https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5053282-latest-gorsuch-trump-disappointed-lost-colorado.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch (all times EDT): 6:45 p.m. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch says President Donald Trump told him he was disappointed he lost Colorado and believed that with more time he might have won. Gorsuch, a federal judge ... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 22:58:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5053282-latest-gorsuch-trump-disappointed-lost-colorado.html 2017-03-21T22:58:00Z High court nominee: I'll be unbiased or 'hang up the robe' https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5049788-high-court-nominee-unbiased-hang-up-robe.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch pledged to be independent or "hang up the robe" as the U.S. Senate began rancorous hearings Monday on President Donald Trump's conservative pick to fill a Supreme Court seat that has been vacant for more than a year. Gorsuch sought to take the edge off Democratic complaints that he has favored the wealt... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 21:37:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5049788-high-court-nominee-unbiased-hang-up-robe.html 2017-03-20T21:37:00Z The Latest: Gorsuch confirmation vote expected by April 10 https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5050584-latest-gorsuch-confirmation-vote-expected-april-10.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley says the Senate is aiming to confirm Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch before a two-week break that starts April 10. The committee e... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:55:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5050584-latest-gorsuch-confirmation-vote-expected-april-10.html 2017-03-20T19:55:00Z Questions and answers as Sessions defends his remarks https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5008382-questions-answers-sessions-defends-remarks.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions has agreed to recuse himself from any investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. The move comes after revelations that Sessions twice spoke with the Russian ambassador during the campaign, a fact that seemingly contradicts sworn statements he made to Congress during his confirmation hearings. ... Fri, 03 Mar 2017 08:20:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5008382-questions-answers-sessions-defends-remarks.html 2017-03-03T08:20:00Z Questions and answers about perjury, Sessions' statements https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5007460-questions-answers-perjury-sessions-statements.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions agreed Thursday to recuse himself from any investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. The move came after revelations that Sessions twice spoke with the Russian ambassador during the campaign, a fact that seemingly contradicts sworn statements he made to Congress during his confirmation hearings... Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:52:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5007460-questions-answers-perjury-sessions-statements.html 2017-03-03T00:52:00Z Justice Dept: Sessions spoke with Russian ambassador in 2016 https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5005478-justice-dept-sessions-spoke-with-russian-ambassado.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions talked twice with Russia's ambassador to the United States during the presidential campaign season, communications that spurred calls in Congress for him to recuse himself from a Justice Department investigation into Russian interference in the U.S. election. Sessions, an early supporter of President Donald... Thu, 02 Mar 2017 12:44:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5005478-justice-dept-sessions-spoke-with-russian-ambassado.html 2017-03-02T12:44:00Z Trump's budget entails steep cuts for diplomacy, foreign aid https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5000866-trumps-budget-entails-steep-cuts-diplomacy-foreign.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is proposing a 37 percent cut to diplomacy and foreign aid budgets to help pay for increased military spending, U.S. officials said Tuesday. The steep cuts raised immediate concerns among lawmakers and national security veterans about America's ability to promote its values around the world and avert wars, rather than fight them. Se... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 23:39:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5000866-trumps-budget-entails-steep-cuts-diplomacy-foreign.html 2017-02-28T23:39:00Z Dems call for Sessions to recuse himself from Russia probe https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4971014-dems-call-sessions-to-recuse-russia-probe.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Wednesday called for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from any executive branch investigation into possible ties between the Trump administration and Russia. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Sessions should not be involved because of potential conflicts of interest and because of Justice Dep... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 23:51:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4971014-dems-call-sessions-to-recuse-russia-probe.html 2017-02-15T23:51:00Z US suspends enforcement of travel ban, DOJ appeals https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4948010-us-suspends-enforcement-travel-ban-doj-appeals.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has appealed a judge's order temporarily blocking President Donald Trump's refugee and immigration ban, saying it's the "sovereign prerogative" of a president to admit or exclude aliens in order to protect national security. The appeal filed late Saturday at the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, c... Sun, 05 Feb 2017 07:02:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4948010-us-suspends-enforcement-travel-ban-doj-appeals.html 2017-02-05T07:02:00Z Trump's criticism of judge shows limits of staff's influence https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4948028-trumps-criticism-judge-limits-staffs-influence.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Late Friday night, some of President Donald Trump's top advisers huddled on the phone to craft a response to a court ruling that blocked the White House's refugee and immigration ban. The White House statement slammed the order as "outrageous." But the president's lawyers quickly raised objections to that wording, according to a White Ho... Sat, 04 Feb 2017 21:45:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4948028-trumps-criticism-judge-limits-staffs-influence.html 2017-02-04T21:45:00Z Democrats say they'll fight attempt to authorize torture https://www.mail.com/news/world/4946138-democrats-theyll-fight-attempt-to-authorize-tortur.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Democrats said Friday that President Donald Trump will face strong bipartisan hurdles in Congress if he moves to change the law or guidelines that currently forbid waterboarding terror suspects, arguing that harsh interrogation measures are immoral and an ineffective means of eliciting reliable intelligence. "Torture is immora... Fri, 03 Feb 2017 16:41:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/4946138-democrats-theyll-fight-attempt-to-authorize-tortur.html 2017-02-03T16:41:00Z The Latest: Senate panel delays vote on budget nominee https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4937878-latest-senate-panel-delays-vote-budget-nominee.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on developments in Congress (all times local): 6:30 p.m. The Senate Budget Committee has postponed a Wednesday morning vote on Donald Trump's pick to run the White House Budget Office. A vote scheduled on the nomination of South Carolina Rep. Mick Mulvaney has been pushed back until Thursd... Tue, 31 Jan 2017 23:40:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4937878-latest-senate-panel-delays-vote-budget-nominee.html 2017-01-31T23:40:00Z Trump to launch probe into unproven voter fraud claim https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4926406-trump-to-launch-probe-unproven-voter-fraud-claim.html WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will sign an executive action to commission an investigation into widespread voter fraud, a spokesman said, raising the prospect of a federal government probe into a widely debunked claim and sparking alarm among experts and Democrats. Trump had been expected to sign the order Thursday in the Oval Office, but White... Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:52:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4926406-trump-to-launch-probe-unproven-voter-fraud-claim.html 2017-01-27T00:52:00Z Trump calls for probe into unsubstantiated voter fraud claim https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4925274-trump-calls-probe-unsubstantiated-voter-fraud-clai.html WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that he is ordering a "major investigation" into widespread voter fraud, raising the prospect of a federal government probe into a widely debunked claim and sparking alarm among experts and Democrats. Trump announced in a pair of early morning tweets that the investigation will look at those regi... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 02:50:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4925274-trump-calls-probe-unsubstantiated-voter-fraud-clai.html 2017-01-26T02:50:00Z Senate confirms Trump's picks for defense, homeland security https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4913148-senate-confirms-trumps-picks-defense-homeland-secu.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate, taking little time to fill two critical national security posts, overwhelmingly confirmed a pair of retired Marine generals tapped by President Donald Trump to run the Pentagon and secure America's borders. A little more than an hour later, Vice President Mike Pence administered the oath of office to James Matt... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 01:13:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4913148-senate-confirms-trumps-picks-defense-homeland-secu.html 2017-01-21T01:13:00Z The Latest: Sessions defends award from think tank https://www.mail.com/news/world/4887214-latest-sessions-defends-award-think-tank.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate confirmation hearing for President-elect Donald Trump's selection for attorney general (all times EST): 5:30 p.m. Sen. Jeff Sessions is defending his receipt of awards from groups that have espoused strong views against Muslims and immigrants. Sessions last year received a Ke... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 22:58:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/4887214-latest-sessions-defends-award-think-tank.html 2017-01-10T22:58:00Z Democrats to challenge Sessions on immigration, civil rights https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4885388-democrats-to-challenge-sessions-immigration-civil.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats will challenge President-elect Donald Trump's pick for attorney general, Sen. Jeff Sessions, when he appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee over his hard-line stand on immigration, past record on civil rights and whether he supports community policing. The Alabama lawmaker is known as one of the most staunchly con... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:30:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4885388-democrats-to-challenge-sessions-immigration-civil.html 2017-01-10T08:30:00Z Sessions' record a source of different depictions of senator https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4878116-sessions-record-source-depictions-senator.html CAMDEN, Ala. (AP) — Upperclassmen on the Wilcox County High School football team sometimes harassed the freshmen of 1964. But linebacker Jeff Sessions, a senior who was barely bigger than his younger schoolmates, didn't join in. "One of my friends was a football manager and they were picking on him. Jeff stood up and said, 'Leave him alone,'" recalled fel... Fri, 06 Jan 2017 08:52:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4878116-sessions-record-source-depictions-senator.html 2017-01-06T08:52:00Z Attorney general pick Sessions has dueling images https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4876880-attorney-general-pick-sessions-dueling-images.html CAMDEN, Ala. (AP) — Upperclassmen on the Wilcox County High School football team sometimes harassed the freshmen of 1964. But linebacker Jeff Sessions, a senior who was barely bigger than his younger schoolmates, didn't join in. "One of my friends was a football manager and they were picking on him. Jeff stood up and said, 'Leave him alone,'" recalled fel... Fri, 06 Jan 2017 04:24:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4876880-attorney-general-pick-sessions-dueling-images.html 2017-01-06T04:24:00Z Dueling images of attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4876646-dueling-images-attorney-general-nominee-jeff-sessi.html CAMDEN, Alabama (AP) — Upperclassmen on the Wilcox County High School football team sometimes harassed the freshmen of 1964. But linebacker Jeff Sessions, a senior who was barely bigger than his younger schoolmates, didn't join in. "One of my friends was a football manager and they were picking on him. Jeff stood up and said, 'Leave him alone,'" recalled ... Thu, 05 Jan 2017 20:30:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4876646-dueling-images-attorney-general-nominee-jeff-sessi.html 2017-01-05T20:30:00Z Dems concerned about Sessions, but have little recourse https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4794002-dems-concerned-sessions-recourse.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are hoping to move quickly to confirm President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general, but Democrats say they have concerns about Sen. Jeff Sessions' views on civil liberties, voting rights and immigration and are asking for time to review his decades of work as a senator and federal prosecutor. Sessions me... Tue, 29 Nov 2016 23:09:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4794002-dems-concerned-sessions-recourse.html 2016-11-29T23:09:00Z